Statin cholesterol-lowering drugs are widely touted as the best way to lower your cholesterol and thereby prevent a heart attack. They’re recommended to people who have “high cholesterol,” those who have heart disease, and even for some healthy people as a form of preventive medicine. Statins are among the most widely prescribed drugs on the … Read more The Case for Not Taking A Statin
New statin guidelines have been released. As reported by New York Daily News, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force suggests that most people over 40 should take these powerful drugs. It is hard to believe that statin drugs are still being championed and doled out in huge numbers to willing customers. The widespread use of … Read more Caution: Dangerous New Statin Guidelines Released!
What they do: Statin drugs lower LDL cholesterol (up to 60 percent, at high doses) as well as reduce inflammation and C-reactive protein (CRP) levels. The stats: Some 15 million to 20 million people currently take statins. Drugs like Crestor, Lipitor, and Vytorin have become the first-line treatment, with some doctors even suggesting every adult … Read more The Facts Behind Cholesterol-Lowering Statins, And How To Take Them Safely
By Erin Quinn The notion that high cholesterol causes heart disease has allowed doctors to write millions of prescriptions for cholesterol-lowering drugs called statins that can reduce the risk of it. That seemingly indisputable notion has long suffered from an inconvenient fact: Half the people who have a heart attack don’t have high cholesterol. So, … Read more Stop taking statins! Study finds they cause “Alzheimer’s-like” symptoms